Medal haul for Kar­ratha as Su­per Se­ries wraps up

Pilbara News - - Sport - Ali­cia Per­era

Kar­ratha BMX riders put in a strong show­ing at the 2016 BMX North West Su­per Se­ries, which fin­ished its fourth and fi­nal round at the East Pil­bara BMX Club in New­man last month.

This year’s se­ries has drawn a record num­ber of com­peti­tors for each round, but Kar­ratha was well rep­re­sented with about 50 en­trants across all age groups and claimed 21 medals in the fi­nal round alone. There were also plenty of over­all se­ries win­ners in their ranks.

Kalani Porch and Joshua Swiatek topped the nine-yearold and 11-year-old boys’ cat­e­gories re­spec­tively, while Ash­lyn Keremele­vich and So­phie Taylor took the 10-11 and 1213-year-old girls’ di­vi­sions.

Kar­ratha also came in over­all first in sev­eral of the men’s cat­e­gories. William Gethin won the 14-29 men’s cruiser, Alan Kurilowski topped the 30 and over men’s cruiser and Cal­lum Kirk­wood won the 14 and over pro men’s.

Par­tic­u­larly good cat­e­gories for Kar­ratha, in which they dom­i­nated the top five, were the 11-year-old boys, 13-an­dun­der mixed cruiser, 14-an­dover women’s cruiser, 14-29 men’s cruiser, 14-and-over pro men’s di­vi­sions and the 30-an­dover men’s cruiser.

Thir­teen Kar­ratha mini-wheel­ers won par­tic­i­pa­tion awards for their in­volve­ment.

The Kar­ratha riders face another big event this week­end, when about 31 of its mem­bers will com­pete in the BMX WA State Cham­pi­onships in Perth.

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